Lake Buena Vista (Florida, USA), Aug 1 (EFE) .- The center Bam Adebayo, the guard Jimmy Butler and the Canadian reserve Kelly Olynyk showed their best scoring inspiration and the Miami Heat won by beating 125- 105 to the Denver Nuggets on the reboot of both teams from the 2019-20 NBA regular season.
Adebayo and Butler finished with 22 points each, in addition to combining with 13 rebounds, 13 assists and 3 ball recoveries.
Olynyk emerged as the Heat’s sixth perfect player by coming off the bench and giving them a support of 20 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 ball recovery and put 1 stopper.
The Heat, who had 56 (40-72) percent shooting on the field goal, including 45 (13-29) of triples, broke the game in their favor in the third period by achieving a 38- partial 22 after finishing the first part down by 1 point (56-57).
Three other Heat players also had double-digit numbers, including shooting guard Duncan Robinson, who had 17 starting points, including 3 3-pointers, and was perfect from the personal lineup (4-4).
Serbian center Nikola Jokic and reserve power forward Jerami Grant finished with 19 points each as leaders of the Nuggets, who did not have their best scoring inspiration with the triples by missing 27 of 35 attempts.
Jokic could not impose his presence in the paint in the duel with Adebayo and Olynyk and ended with 7 rebounds, all defensive, and gave 6 assists, without in the end being a winning factor for the Nuggets.
The Denver ones left their mark at 43-23, the third best in the Western Conference, a half game ahead of the Utah Jazz (42-23) and one of the Houston Rockets (41-24), who are fifth.
The Heat, meanwhile, left their mark at 42-24 and remain fourth in the Eastern Conference.
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